On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
> If a push fails because the remote-helper died (with
> fast-export), the user does not see any error message. We do
> correctly die with a failed exit code, as we notice that the
> helper has died while reading back the ref status from the
> helper. However, we don't print any message.  This is OK if
> the helper itself printed a useful error message, but we
> cannot count on that; let's let the user know that the
> helper failed.
> In the long run, it may make more sense to propagate the
> error back up to push, so that it can present the usual
> status table and give a nicer message. But this is a much
> simpler fix that can help immediately.
> While we're adding tests, let's also confirm that the
> remote-helper dying is also detect when importing refs. We


> currently do so robustly when the helper uses the "done"
> feature (and that is what we test).  We cannot do so
> reliably when the helper does not use the "done" feature,
> but it is not even worth testing; the right solution is for
> the helper to start using "done".
> Suggested-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
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